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Author Topic: Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree  (Read 43 times)

I D Shukhov

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Udacity has a new cybersecurity nanodegree
« on: October 06, 2018, 05:51:37 am »

The marketing copy claims "There will be 1.8 million open cybersecurity jobs by 2022!"

In fact, when I last worked for a big defense contractor it seemed like most of the internal job reqs were security related.  A CompTIA Security+ cert was useful, but that involves no hands-on experience like the Udacity degree would give.

Prerequisites and Requirements
Intermediate Python

Understanding of variables, control and data structures, and object-orientation
Writing basic functions
Using 3rd-party libraries

Intermediate Linux

Understanding of Linux basics, including users, filesystem permissions, and processes
Ability to install a mainstream Linux OS, configure a user, and set up networking

Understanding of networking

Basic understanding of IP addressing, routing, and DNS; familiarity with OSI layers
Ability to troubleshoot basic host connectivity issues

Basic understanding of cloud infrastructure

Have launched a VM using one of the major cloud-services providers (AWS or GCP)
Have configured SSH key-based authentication and connected to the VM, configured the firewall
Be Prepared.